2011 Lincoln MKS Photo
/ 10
On Styling
$11,900 - $28,995
On Styling
The 2011 MKS is a groundbreaker for Lincoln: It shows a graceful command of luxury’s styling language.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Lincoln MKS inventory in your area.


STYLING | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

On the road, the new MKS has far more presence than any production Lincoln in years

it does look pretty damn cool

adorned simply and effectively

In the metal, the MKS appears handsome, with cohesive themes
Popular Mechanics

It's too bad Lincoln can't turn the MKS inside-out…The interior is the car's greatest strength

Good looks, inside and out--so why’s the Lincoln MKS somewhat of a sleeper? It’s probably the slightly dusty Lincoln badges more than anything else, but with handsome, well-executed cars like the MKS, this is one brand image apt to change.

The MKS is essentially a cousin to the Volvo S80 from the floorpan to just beneath the skin, but few civilians would know it. The sheetmetal and cabin are wholly distinct—and distinctive. Ford’s married a classically handsome shape to the same chassis, with a few Lincoln heritage cues inside and out. On the front end, the newfangled Lincoln twin grille is its most recognizable touch; in back, the wide band of chrome wrapped around its tail has been a motif for decades. Somehow it melds together like a good quirk-free casserole into a unified whole. It may have passing resemblance to the Lexus GS and the S80, but especially in dark colors, the MKS snares an identity all its own—a triumph for Ford’s upscale brand and the company’s current quest to give Lincoln new life.

The quiet, classy styling inside and out is a marked counterpoint to Cadillac’s brash CTS—and the MKS’s fit and interior finishes are a step beyond the Caddy’s pieces, too. The cabin sports a linear, spare theme that Lincoln has been evolving all decade. There’s a wide dash wearing thin ribs of metallic trim, a callback to the Lincolns of the Sixties. White-lit electroluminescent gauges glow softly at night off its leather and wood trim, with noticeably closer attention to detail. It’s fine enough, and we’d pit it against the likes of the Audi A6, which has gotten more plasticky over time. The MKS would win, too.


The 2011 MKS is a groundbreaker for Lincoln: It shows a graceful command of luxury’s styling language.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.